COVID-19 Information & Resources

211 is a United Way Durham Region partner and Canada’s primary source of information on government and community based health and social services.

We are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information to local residents about responses to the novel coronavirus in our Region. Please visit the links below for local information.

What are the symptoms of the COVID-19 infection?

Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu.
Symptoms have included:
• fever
• cough
• difficulty breathing
• pneumonia in both lungs
In severe cases, infection can lead to death.

What should I do if I think I have the virus?

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, new cough or difficulty breathing) return home immediately and self-isolate. Seek clinical assessment using one of these four options:

  1. Complete an online self-assessment.
  2. Contact Durham Health Connection Line 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729.
  3. Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
  4. Contact your primary care provider by phone.

If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and mention your travel history and symptoms. If you are looking for resources to help you cope with stress, call 211.
Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19 information Line 1-833-784-4397 (Interpretation services are available in multiple languages).

Government of Canada’s Information Page about COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and Government of Canada’s response.

Provincial Health Ministry Response:

Fact sheets

Other information resources on COVID-19 from across North America which provides links to Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, Medline and other trusted resources.